Review: VirusBarrier X5
Posted 08 July 2008 - 05:01 PM
Posted 08 July 2008 - 09:32 PM
The ONLY use for this software is to make sure your Windows friends can be alerted by you with "hey, you sent me some Windows virus in your mail. It is harmless to OS X but I just want you to know you have a virus.."
Posted 09 July 2008 - 12:01 AM
Exactly. We know most of our windows friends and all of our corporate contacts are running anti malware software, so why should we be using our resources to reprocess their problems. I've got better things for my system to work on. That includes sitting idle and cool. ;)
Posted 09 July 2008 - 12:39 AM
Fast because there's nothing to scan for.
Accurate because all it has to do is say "no viruses found" and it'll be correct 100% of the time.
"Intego will then send you an e-mail whenever a new virus definition is available–a nice touch."
Buzzz... wrong answer. A "nice touch" would be if it simply downloaded the new definitions itself without having your email address to spam... you know, like OS X itself does it.
How much $ did Intego pay to have this "review" printed?
Posted 09 July 2008 - 01:29 AM
To those who sit smug with their OSX loveliness: http://snipurl.com/osx_virus
(Macintosh Viruses and Mac Virus Resources)
Some of us use Parallels with Windows and such. To us, an antivirus is a must. I use ClamAV on OSX, and have installed the fantastic combo of Comodo Firewall and AVG anti virus (both also free) inside Parallels.
Posted 09 July 2008 - 05:25 AM